SiriusPoint marks turnaround in Q1 earnings report

Positive net income the first since second quarter of 2021

SiriusPoint marks turnaround in Q1 earnings report

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Global specialty insurer and reinsurer SiriusPoint has turned things around, reporting a profitable first quarter after being in the red in the same period in 2022.

Here’s how SiriusPoint performed in the three months ended March 31:


Q1 2023

Q1 2022

Gross written premium

US$1.1 billion

US$1 billion

Underwriting income

US$156.5 million

US$33.5 million

Net investment income

US$61.5 million

US$7.8 million

Total revenues

US$684.9 million

US$361.4 million

Net income/(loss) available to SiriusPoint common shareholders

US$138.6 million

US$(217 million)


Of the group’s total underwriting income, US$79.7 million came from the reinsurance segment; US$27.7 million from insurance & services. SiriusPoint attributed the improvement in net underwriting results to improved favourable prior year loss reserve development of US$105.4 million for Q1 2023 compared to last year’s US$5.5 million.

“We are pleased with the first quarter results,” chief executive Scott Egan said in SiriusPoint’s earnings release. “We have delivered positive capital generation across all business areas with our underwriting business delivering a core combined ratio of 80.5%. This quarter delivers the first positive net income since Q2 ’21, while our book value per diluted common share has increased by 9% during the quarter.

“We have a strong balance sheet made stronger following the loss portfolio transfer (LPT) of US$1.3 billion we previously announced. The LPT transaction will align our balance sheet with our go forward strategy. We expect capital benefits in excess of US$150 million at the closing and have released US$102 million of reserves linked to the LPT. We expect the transaction to close in June subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions.”

Egan added that SiriusPoint has been working “incredibly hard” to improve the business.

“We continue to make progress in creating ‘One SiriusPoint’,” he declared. “Our efforts are getting noticed. In late March, Fitch revised its outlook from negative to stable and reaffirmed its ratings, and, recently AM Best has reaffirmed our stable ratings and outlook. We still have much to do and are excited about the opportunities ahead.”

Bronek Masojada, former boss of Hiscox, has also joined the SiriusPoint board as an independent director.

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